Little Girl Blue, The Life of Karen Carpenter

Last month, I came across a Carpenters Christmas special on TV. I found myself watching Karen Carpenter, thinking, “Oh yeah. Didn’t she die from anorexia?” She had such a pretty voice. I decided to learn a little more, and so I read Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter. If you’re my age or […]

Sisters One, Two, Three: Review

Thanks TLC Tours for a review copy of this book. Secrets. Does your family have any? I’m not talking about what your brother bought Mom for Christmas. I’m talking about long-held, serious secrets. That’s the type the Tangle family has in Sisters One, Two, Three. The book, set mostly in 1970s Martha’s Vineyard, was really […]

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin: Review

Queen Victoria: what do you know about her? In my case, despite my interest in British royalty, not a whole lot. I knew she was married to Prince Albert. I thought they had several children. Beyond that … So, I was an ideal candidate to read “Victoria” by Daisy Goodwin. The book has a gorgeous […]

A Spectacle of Glory: Review

Thanks, Handlebar Publishing, for a copy of this book for this review, which contains affiliate links. Remember Joni Eareckson? I first heard about her during my youth. She was a teen who had a diving accident, breaking her neck and becoming a quadriplegic. I read her original book, Joni, and was impressed by her strong […]

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine: Review

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine is a book for middle grade readers, grades 4-6. It is the story of Caitlin, a fifth grade girl with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). Caitlin’s mom died several years ago, and as the book opens, her older brother Devon has recently been killed by a school shooter. The title comes from frequent […]

Christmas Love Letters from God: Review

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing Christmas Love Letters from God for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a […]

Mercy Snow: Review

How do I choose what books to read? Years ago, I’d go to the library and just browse in the stacks. I also read the book reviews printed in the newspaper, and clipped those that sounded interesting. These days, I usually choose among books reviewed at Goodreads or by friends online. I still have a […]